Samiotes Consultants, Inc. Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors

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Davenport Commons | Roxbury, Massachusetts

Davenport Commons | Roxbury, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants secured the regulatory approvals and provided civil engineering services for this $51 million mixed-use project along Columbus Avenue in Boston. Davenport Commons was developed through a design/build/lease-back agreement between a real estate consortium and a private university. The program included 125 units of apartment-style student housing leased to Northeastern University, 75 units of affordable and moderate homeownership housing, a below grade parking lot, and 2,100 square feet of retail space. The project was the first development in Massachusetts to create an economic linkage between a major university and its neighboring community. The development was built on city-owned land; combining three city blocks in the South End. The challenges for the civil engineering design included maintaining the existing utilities in the streets to be abandoned, providing adequate, non-obtrusive drainage over the subterranean garage, resolving access issues, and mitigating conflicts with respect to service vehicles. Samiotes Consultants spearheaded the site-related fast track approvals process, including the Boston Water and Sewer Commission permits, Department of Environmental Protection Permit (Sewer Tie–In), Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (Permission to Build over Lines/Easements), and Public Improvements Commission approvals.

Client/Designer: Domenech Hicks & Krockmalnic Inc.

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Chinatown Community Education Center (87 Tyler St.) | Boston, Massachusetts

Chinatown Community Education Center (87 Tyler St.) | Boston, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants Inc. provided civil engineering services for the construction of the new, six-story, Chinatown Community Education Center. The vacant parcel, previously owned by the BRA, houses two Chinatown non-profit organizations: the Asian American Civic Association (AACA) and the Kwong Kow Chinese School. The project includes a day care center, function room space, classrooms, and office space for AACA and its Chinese-language newspaper. This new center provides after-school programs, academic support, recreational activities, and Chinese language and cultural classes for 600 children annually.  To comply with the Boston Groundwater Conservation Overlay District’s regulations, SCI designed an on-site infiltration system that recharges a significant volume of rainfall into the ground. Approvals were obtained from Boston Water and Sewer Commission and the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

Client/Designer: Bruner/Cott & Associates

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CambridgePark Place | Cambridge, Massachusetts

CambridgePark Place | Cambridge, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants Inc. completed the civil engineering design and approvals for this seven- and nine-story, mixed use, 311-unit housing and retail project. The site is located entirely within both the 100-Year Flood Plain and the 50-Year Flood Plain, and a small portion of the site is in the 10-Year Flood Plain. To compensate for the loss of flood storage due to the project, a 70,000-cf chamber was constructed under the building. Another LID feature included the exterior parking lot being constructed with pervious pavement. The owner of the project completed documentation for LEED certification. SCI provided LEED calculations and documentation to obtain credits for soil erosion and sediment control, decrease in net imperviousness of the site, treatment systems designed to remove 80% of the average annual total suspended solids and 40% of the average annual total phosphorous, and Urban and Brownfield Redevelopment, and other credits relating to building construction.

Client/Designer: Oaktree Green Development

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Technology Square | Cambridge, MA

Technology Square | Cambridge, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants provided civil engineering and land surveying services for this mixed-use urban project in Cambridge. The project consisted of modifications and expansion of three buildings in Kendall Square, purchased from MIT, all three containing biotech and retail tenants. The existing conditions survey required the use of geophysical survey techniques to help locate many of the underground, undocumented utilities on-site that had to be protected and on-line throughout the project. Municipal approvals were obtained from the Cambridge Department of Public Works and the Cambridge Planning Board.

Client/Designer: Arrowstreet

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Roxbury Crossing (77 Terrace St.) | Roxbury, Massachusetts

Roxbury Crossing (77 Terrace St.) | Roxbury, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants Inc. provided civil engineering services for this 5-story, 43,500 sf, multi-use project proposed to be built in Boston. The proposed building will house 25 units of artist living and working space, a small commercial enterprise, and a parking garage on the first floor. SCI designed an on-site infiltration drainage system, sanitary sewer, site grading, water system, and curb cuts. SCI also created a new parking lot from a vacant lot abandoned by the city of Boston. The site was challenging due to the presence of urban fill and steep slopes, requiring a great deal of earthwork balancing and site grading to keep the building height in compliance with city of Boston regulations. Approvals were obtained from the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (including an extension of the BWSC drainage main) and the DPW.

Client/Designer: Bruner/Cott & Associates

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